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Re: Getting rid of /boot



On Saturday 05 December 2009, Timothy Murphy wrote:
>Wolfgang S. Rupprecht wrote:
>> But the point is taken.  There seem to be quite a few posts from folks
>> that make their lives needlessly complex by mucking with the defaults
>> and that ends up breaking something downstream.
>
>Are you saying that something is "broken downstream" if you don't use LVM?
>With respect, that is nonsense.

Folderol even.  My objection to LVM is two fold.

1. It won't allow one to save things in the /home tree when doing an upgrade 
or re-install.  I have an almost 10GB corpus of email, and several scripts 
that are needed for my daily operations that need to be preserved.  LVM makes 
that impossible.

2. Its another point of failure that will indeed fail at some point.  Every 
LVM install I've let anaconda do, has led to a failure and a total re-install 
at some point.  The last was a drive failure, but I was able to rsync the 
important stuff to another fresh drive with 8 or 9 partitions I setup with 
gparted, moved the drive to sda, ran a fresh grub-install and everything is 
ok.  The machine is noticeably faster too without the LVM crap between a 
button click and results.

LVM is a solution looking for a problem I've never had, and its a solution 
that is way too easily contaminated IMNSHO.

As for the subject line, you would have to be out of your mind to want to 
expose /boot to the various illnesses LVM can be infected with entirely too 
easily.

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